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June 2020

26, Jun, 2020

Achievements in Academia

New Master in Critical Computing Systems Engineering starting in ISEP

Applications are now open for the new MSc in Critical Computing Systems Engineering, sponsored by CISTER and with the scientific coordination of the unit’s Director, Eduardo Tovar.

This Master is designed to offer a suitable educational foundation for prospective students who want to become experts in the area of Critical Computing Systems. These include either recent graduates in areas such as Software Engineering, Electronics and Computers Engineering, Computer Science, and related fields, as well as professionals in these areas with similar qualifications.

Embracing the technological, human and organizational factors associated with the development of Critical Computing Systems, the ultimate objective of this 2-year MSc is to equip the students with the scientific foundations, the right engineering toolsets, and the necessary hands-on experience so that they are capable of performing informed assessment of the expected levels of safety typically demanded in this increasingly important class of systems. The MSc also provides a wide coverage of the knowledge involved in the development of Critical Computing Systems in the domains in which their successful application is of paramount importance, like Automotive, Avionics, Industrial Internet of Things, Banking and Finance, etc.

The MSc has a strong involvement of CISTER's industrial partners. Students successfully finishing the MSc are equipped both to work in the industry or pursue a research career, including a PhD.

Further information can be found on https://www.cister-labs.pt/mscccse/ or by sending an e-mail to msc@cister-labs.pt.

 

December 2019

18, Dec, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

CISTER Distinguished talk on “pWCET Reliability Evaluation for Measurement-Based Probabilistic Timing Analysis” with Prof. Rômulo Oliveira

9, Dec, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

AQUAMON F2F meeting

November 2019

28, Nov, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

The Ultimate Vehicle Platooning Toolset

21, Nov, 2019

In Memoriam

Stefan M. Petters (1969-2019)

Stefan Petters was a prominent researcher at CISTER from 2009 until 2014. He was research line leader and also had the role of Vice-Director of CISTER. Stefan was an outstanding person, and his energy, wisdom, intelligence and team spirit were instrumental for the growth of CISTER-Labs. Stefan was a prominent member of the international community and his contributions will last long in the memories. Stefan sadly passed way last week, at the age of 50.

21, Nov, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems, in Helsinki, Finland

15, Nov, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Productive 4.0/ Arrowhead Tools meeting

13, Nov, 2019

Achievements in Academia

CISTER PhD Student won the Best Student Paper Award at RTNS 2019

CISTER PhD Student Ishfaq Hussain attended the 27th International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems (RTNS 2019) from 6th to 8th of November in Toulouse, France.
One full paper entitled "Response time analysis of multiframe mixed criticality systems" was published and presented in the main conference. The article, co-authored with Muhammad Ali Awan, Pedro F. Souto, Konstantinos Bletsas, Benny Akesson and Eduardo Tovar received the “Outstanding Paper” and “Best Student Paper” awards.
 

October 2019

23, Oct, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Second year review meeting of the SCOTT project

17, Oct, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, in Lisbon, Portugal

September 2019

13, Sep, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Universities of the Future Visit - Train the Trainers’ event

6, Sep, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

11th National Symposium of Informatics (INForum 2019), in Guimarães

On the 5th and 6th of September 2019, CISTER Researchers Luís Pinto and Miguel Gutiérrez Gaitán presented an oral communication and a poster at the 11th Symposium of Informatics (INForum 2019) held at the Campus Azurém of the University of Minho in Guimarães.

The article, also co-authored by CISTER members Pedro M. Santos and Luís Almeida, had the purpose of showing part of the research being done under the context of project AQUAMON, where CISTER is a partner.

In addition, the analysis presented in this work represents a relevant step on the support of real-time communications for over-water multi-hop networks affected by tides, which is one of the research challenges taken by Miguel in his Ph.D. studies.

 

 

July 2019

25, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Periodic Seminar on Home Appliances Energy Consumption

Yoan Caille and Rochan Ramful, two undergrad students from ESIEE Paris, visited CISTER from May to July. Their work has been developed within the context of the FLEXIGY project, where they had developed algorithms for the scheduling of home appliances energy consumption on a local smart grid. These algorithms try to maximize the use of local production from Photovoltaic Panels or any other renewable sources.
Their internship was supported by the ERASMUS initiative.

25, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

RTSS Technical Programme Committee Meeting and RTSOPS Workshop

On July 25, CISTER Researchers Geoffrey Nelissen and Konstantinos Bletsas participated to the technical programme committee meeting of the 40th IEEE Real-TIme Systems Symposium (RTSS 2019).

The TPC meeting took place in the offices of INRIA in Paris, France. RTSS is the premier international venue for real-time systems.

On the day before the TPC meeting, both researchers also attended the RTSOPS workshop. During the workshop, sixteen short talks on open problems on real-time systems were presented by recognized researchers from the real-time systems community.

25, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

25th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications in Hangzhou

CISTER Researchers Eduardo Tovar and Ali Awan attended the 25th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2019) in Hangzhou, China.

Eduardo Tovar was General Co-Chair and Steering Committee member and Ali Awan presented the paper entitled "Memory Bandwidth Regulation for Multiframe Task Sets" in the main conference.

It is the goal of the RTCSA to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry to promote cross-fertilization and discuss advances and trends in the technology of embedded and real-time systems and their emerging applications, including the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems.

 

24, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

KhronoSim Final Evaluation meeting in Coimbra

On July 24, CISTER Researcher Cláudio Maia attended the final evaluation meeting for the KhronoSim project.
In this meeting two evaluators assessed the project in terms of achieved objectives and results. After careful evaluation and discussion, the project was deemed a success as all the objectives for the project were achieved, resulting in the development of two demonstrators for the KhronoSim test platform: an automotive instrument cluster and a satellite.
In the project, among other tasks, the CISTER team was responsible for studying the state of the art of emulation for multicore systems and integrating the KhronoSim test platform with the selected emulator. The emulator selected for the project was QEMU, one of the most versatile emulators currently available in the market, on top of which CISTER developed the KhronoSim QEMU Module that allows one to instance, manage and control, via the KhronoSim platform, several QEMU instances.

12, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

31st Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, ECRTS 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany

4, Jul, 2019

Industry Collaborations

CISTER Researchers participated in TECH@PORTUGAL at Âlfandega do Porto

4, Jul, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Distinguished Seminar on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)